Ananth Raman, UPS Foundation Professor of Business Logistics, specializes in operations management. He teaches courses in supply chain management, service operations, and the investor's perspective on operations to MBA students and executive participants. He teaches a doctoral course on operations management at Harvard Business School, and serves as primary thesis advisor for multiple doctoral students.
He is co-director of a multi-year research project (the "Consortium for Operational Excellence in Retailing") to study retail operations, supply chain, and merchandising practices. Over 30 retailers from the United States, Japan and Europe have participated in this study. The project involves researchers from a number of universities including the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
He has consulted with, and been responsible for management education programs for executives in, a number of companies. His research on forecasting and inventory planning has been implemented at multiple companies. He serves on the board of directors of Cumberland Farms, Inc., and 4R Systems.
Raman has a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and a Ph.D. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.